This is a blog post about a blog post, so I’ll keep it short. Last month as part of the IT Life Coach series, I wanted to share some advice I give people who are focusing on monitoring as a sub-specialty within IT. “Monitoring Engineers,” I like to call them, because I think it’s the most accurate and best title.
Without diving into the specifics, the advice I give can be summarized into 5 points:
- Know the Basics
- Be Able to Explain Those Basics Simply
- Be Ready to Answer the Four Questions of Monitoring
- Make Sure You’re as Good as Your Tools
- Understand What Monitoring Is (And Isn’t)
That’s not all there is, but it is all I shared in the blog. Go ahead and check it out https://THWACK.SolarWinds.com/resources/b/geek-speak/posts/it-life-coach-for-monitoring. If you like it, share it with friends. If you have questions or comments, I’d love to hear them either here or in the original post.